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How to Prevent Blood Clots While Traveling

How to Prevent Blood Clots While Traveling

Long-haul flights and other forms of extended travel can increase your risk of developing blood clots, also known as deep vein thrombosis (DVT). Blood clots can be dangerous and even life-threatening, so it’s important to take steps to prevent them while traveling. One of the most effective ways to prevent blood clots is to stay active during your trip. Walk around the plane or train every hour or so, and stretch your legs and feet while seated. Drinking plenty of water and avoiding alcohol and caffeine can also help keep you hydrated and reduce your risk of developing blood clots.

Wearing compression stockings can also help prevent blood clots by improving blood flow and reducing swelling in your legs. These stockings are designed to apply pressure to your legs, which helps move blood back towards your heart. It’s important to wear properly-fitted compression stockings and to put them on before you begin your trip.

If you’re planning a long trip and are concerned about your risk of developing blood clots, talk to your vein doctor about additional measures you can take to reduce your risk. Don’t let the fear of blood clots hold you back from traveling and experiencing the world – with the right precautions, you can stay safe and healthy on your journey.

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